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The Noon Countdown: Preseason Silence

A look at the Caps’ offensive drought in the season warm-up

NHL: Preseason-New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

2 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also...

...the number of goals scored by the Capitals in three home preseason games. The goals were scored by Tyler Graovac and Alex Chiasson, neither of whom is guaranteed a spot on the opening night roster The Caps were outscored at the newly re-branded Capital One Arena by a total of 12-2 in their three games, and outscored 24-12 in their seven preseason games combined.

Preseason is nothing more than a chance for players to shake off rust and earn roster spots, so it’s not worth being too concerned about... but it’s certainly something to be aware of when it comes to one of last season’s top-scoring teams.